Intelligent pre-law students know that the most important factor affecting the quality (and enjoyment) of any University course is the instructor teaching it. LSAT Prep courses run longer than college courses, making a student’s choice of LSAT Prep instructors even more critical.
For this reason, and in stark contrast to the industry norm, ScoreItUp does not use part-time or student instructors with questionable teaching credentials and motivation, or instructors lacking formal training in the legal reasoning skills tested on the LSAT. All ScoreItUp lessons are guaranteed in writing to be taught by Mark. See Student Comments and yelp.com for extensive student reviews.
Mark’s teaching style is designed to provide exceptionally clear and precise LSAT Prep instruction in an entertaining and lighthearted atmosphere that encourages students to succeed. Mark has taught LSAT Prep to thousands of students, graduated from Harvard Law School, taught over 35 law courses, and devoted his professional life to working with the legal reasoning skills tested on the LSAT. Students are welcome to review a more complete list of Mark’s teaching credentials here.
ScoreItUp students have earned huge scholarships and gained acceptance into the nation’s top law schools (including Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Chicago, NYU, UC Berkeley (Boalt), Penn, Virginia, Michigan, Duke, Cornell, UCLA, USC, UCI, etc.). In addition, Mark achieved a world record for coaching students to perfect 180 LSAT scores, and his students have seen an impressive 15-point average practice LSAT score increase.
ScoreItUp lessons also routinely include amusing stories from Mark’s work as a criminal prosecutor, civil litigator and former law school student – everything from wild summer associate antics to the most bizarre criminal cases. The stories reinforce LSAT Prep concepts, keep things lively and fun, and give students a taste of lawyers’ lives. Why not enjoy the added benefit of learning more about the work that lawyers do in different legal professions while preparing for the LSAT?!
As a high school Valedictorian and summa cum laude college graduate, Mark has been tutoring students throughout his life. Teaching has been a lifelong passion of his and continues to be to this day. See Mark’s teaching credentials here.
Mark began teaching LSAT Prep for a large test prep company before law school. Over his career, Mark also has taught over 35 law courses to undergraduate and graduate students at UC Irvine, Chapman and Cal State Fullerton. If you enjoy extremely thorough LSAT Prep instruction that also includes amusing stories of innovative and comical criminal defenses, fascinating “did-he-do-it” legal mysteries, and wild summer associate antics, you will thoroughly enjoy Mark’s courses!
Students can review extensive and candid evaluations of the quality of Mark’s teaching, since he is the only LSAT Prep instructor in the nation (to ScoreItUp’s knowledge) who provides students with a complete, unedited, and independently verifiable set of written student evaluations. See Student Comments for more details.
The LSAT is specifically designed to test the legal reasoning skills used by law students and lawyers (e.g., strengthening arguments, parallel reasoning, analogies, etc.). Mark has worked with the LSAT’s legal reasoning concepts throughout his professional career as a LSAT Prep instructor, University professor/lecturer, and practicing attorney (in both “BigLaw” and as a current Sr. Deputy District Attorney).
The depth of Mark’s knowledge of the LSAT enables him to do much more than just recognize correct answers to LSAT questions. His understanding of the LSAT and vast teaching experience allow him to (1) explain core LSAT concepts with greater clarity, (2) simplify the challenges presented by the LSAT, and (3) assist students’ ability to answer LSAT questions correctly. Having taught LSAT Prep courses both before and after law school, Mark knows firsthand how valuable extensive teaching experience, a law school education, and a legal background are to effective LSAT Prep instruction.
Mark also has extensive training and experience with the persuasive writing skills tested on the LSAT’s Writing Sample, and teaches a Writing Skills course to undergraduates at Chapman University. The LSAT’s Writing Sample is a “soft factor” that can influence whether or not one is accepted into law schools in borderline cases.
ScoreItUp revises and updates its LSAT Prep lessons each year, highlighting the best LSAT Prep material in existence. Because of ScoreItUp’s unique “instructor guarantee,” students know that their instructor is a LSAT Prep expert with proven results who has the ability to:
- provide comprehensive instruction in everything from the basics taught by corporate test prep companies to the most challenging LSAT concepts,
- clearly articulate all of the fundamental LSAT Prep techniques necessary for maximizing one’s potential on the exam,
- focus on significantly improving accuracy and speed by extensive use of real LSAT questions in classroom drills, timed sections, and carefully structured study plans,
- demonstrate how to analyze efficiently an extraordinary number of real LSAT questions during course lessons,
- synthesize the best LSAT Prep material on the market, and present them in an engaging and efficient manner during classroom lessons, and
- answer student questions on even the most difficult LSAT questions.
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Mark’s ability to gain acceptance into the nation’s top law schools from UCSB was a result of having scored in the 99th percentile on the LSAT, earning strong grades, and effectively presenting his intangible achievements (sometimes referred to as “soft factors”). Although Mark did not overcome unusual challenges or have special diversity characteristics, he was able to present his “soft factors” in a candid manner that appealed to law school admission committees.
However, Mark knows that LSAT Prep is about teaching students how to maximize their LSAT score, and ultimately how to get into the law schools of their choice. In close-call situations, knowing how to present one’s “soft factors” favorably can make the difference between law school acceptance and rejection.
Mark’s extensive discussions with law school admission members from a variety of law schools, his work on the advisory committee to Harvard University’s admission committee, and his own law school experiences provide him with tremendous insights into the law school application process. In addition to helping students master the LSAT, Mark routinely assists them in presenting their unique life history in a powerful way that resonates with law school admission committees.
If you are seeking a LSAT Prep course that demands top-quality instruction, 100% focus upon the most relevant and important course instruction material, and a lively and entertaining presentation, ScoreItUp is the course for you!